Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony: New Task Force Will “Listen” to the Community

first_imgPlans are for the task force to meet at least six times per year.The announcement comes as the county continues to battle issues regarding the coronavirus pandemic as well as calls for racial justice locally and around the country.Tony will face Republican candidate Wayne Clark in the November election.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis named Tony as sheriff in January of last year, when he suspended then-sheriff Scott Israel for allegedly mishandling the mass shootings at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in 2017 and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in 2018.Israel lost to Tony in the August primary election. Weeks after winning the Democratic primary, Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony is demonstrating what a new term in office may look like.It seems that he believes there is much work to be done in creating a sense of trust, communication and understanding between the public and officials, in light of recent events.With that in mind, Tony announced during a news conference Thursday that he is creating a social justice task force.He told reporters and attendees, “I envision this task force being a force for positive change in Broward County. We are committed to building partnerships within communities and solving problems while also enhancing transparency, communication and accountability.”Members of the task force could include BSO leaders, in addition to clergy and other members of the community.Today, @bsosherifftony announced the creation of a social justice task force, designed to build long-lasting partnerships and beneficial relationships between BSO and the community. Learn more at https://t.co/eOZjyBs3iZ.— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) September 17, 2020last_img

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